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Project by phiflint posted 620 days ago 1724 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mom wanted me to make her a yarn box (http://www.etsy.com/listing/85088756/curley-maple-yarn-box). This is what I came up with. It’s 100% maple. This is my first project using dovetails. I cut them by hand so there are a fair amount of gaps. For a first dovetail project, I don’t think it turned out too bad though. From across the room, it looks great. Attaching the hinges actually was a bit of a challenge. I had to use a #4 brass screw which are fairly delicate. I pre-drilled the holes but I still ended up bending one & broke another off in its hole (that sucked). Anyway, I ended up buying steel screws & coating them in wax. I drove them in & backed them out. Then I coated the brass screws in wax & drove them in by hand. It was a little extra work but it worked like a dream.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 620 days ago

Sweet & lovely project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 620 days ago

Well you made a few mistakes, learned some new techniques, and in the process made a great looking yarn box AND made mom happy. What more could a guy ask for?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 620 days ago

Great job. Always good to make something for mom.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 620 days ago

looks good, nice job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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JT23325

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#5 posted 620 days ago

The first one of these I have seen.. Looks Nice.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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majuvla

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#6 posted 620 days ago

Very ellegant box.Totaly cool top with this curved cut off.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 619 days ago

I like the top swirl a lot. Also, the dovetailing style is interesting… one half-blind edge on every side looks neat.

-- Allen, Colorado

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